Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Pinstant Craft Gratification

Oh pinterest pinterest, how I love thee!

My boards are full of beautiful projects to make and inspirational ideas.

But sometimes there just isn't the time to spare on a big, impressive crafty exploit.  Sometimes the thought of gathering (or buying) all the materials is too overwhelming.

At times like that I need an instant hit. Something I can make in seconds and admire for ages.

I spotted this pin, and it seemed like the quick fix I was looking for.


Originally from Bella Dia's blog.  How adorable are they?  Plus, it means I have another creative outlet for my growing button collection.

Super simple to make.  You can use regular glue like superglue or UHU, but I found that it took too long to dry - plus I was overcome with glue fumes!

Much better to use a glue gun, then you'll have these gorgeous paperclips done in minutes from start to finish.



Here I used big buttons and small coloured paperclips.  I think I'll pick up some of the larger clips next time I'm in town. I used buttons with shanks, but you can also use the regular kind with holes.


On these I used small vintage buttons with a tulip motif, on matching red paperclips.  They are perfect for keeping my papers in order and also work as bookmarks.

Pop over to the Pinterest Challenge to see what other pin addicts have been up to!

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Linking up with Red Ted Art and Handmade Thursday.

19 comments:

  1. They look fab! Definitely going to be making them. I've also pinned a similar pin where some one has glued buttons onto hair grips, so I'll prob do them at the same time.

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    1. I bought some hairslides with buttons on - what was i thinking!! x

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  2. aaah they are so sweet!! I love the vintage tulips, so so pretty! thanks for joining us :) xx

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    1. Thanks Kerry, awesome challenge, I'll be back next month!

      I'm loving looking at everyone's makes. x

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  3. These are brilliant and so simple. I have a short attention span so these could be the craft for me :)

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    1. Haha I'm with you on the attention span!

      What did you say? ;0)

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  4. Oh what a fab idea!!! I do love buttons! Could make some hair clips too! My girls would love that! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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    1. Ah great, are you going to join the Pinterest Challenge?

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  5. Fab idea Liz, I love them. Always looking for ways to keep my mountain of paperwork in order. Will have a look at the challenge too, thank s x

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    1. Thanks A. Reckon I've got enough buttons to start supplying these for Rymans!

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  6. ooooh buttons ♥ they look fab liz grt little quick project to do x

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    1. Thanks Jane, it whiled away a happy few minutes! x

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  7. What a brilliant idea. I especially love the tulip button ones. Perfect as a book mark. Love it!

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  8. Oh these are so sweet! Just like Sew Scrumptious says I was thinking cute little bookmarks! Great minds x x

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  9. Ooh, those tulips ain't 'alf gorgeous! Nice crafting
    :)

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  10. I love the simplicity of these. They would make great gifts too. I am a new Pinterest follower visiting from Red Ted Art. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  11. Those are so cute! What a lovely way toy use lovely buttons!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  12. I know I already commented, but just want to stay thank you for linking up xx

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